I’ve acquired a group of encrypted posting keys that were printed for members of the Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Wisconsin. This is part of my continued research into the inner workings of secret societies and how they impact government, politics, business, economics and social trends.
I have collected a plethora of documentation, evidence and research on the fraternal organization known as the Freemasons. The Freemasons over the years have become an umbrella organization which represents countless cells of ultra secret society branches such as the Knights Templar, Rosicrucians, Shriners, York rite, Scottish rite, Order of Odd Fellows, Royal Order of Jesters and many others. The first document is titled “Entered Apprentice Posting Key.”
The definition of posting is
- 1 : the act of transferring an entry or item from a book of original entry to the proper account in a ledger.
- 2 : the record in a ledger account resulting from the
The definition to Key is
a : a usually metal instrument by which the bolt of a lock is turned – b : any of various devices having the form or function of such a key
2a : a means of gaining or preventing entrance, possession, or control – b : an instrumental or deciding factor
So by definition it can be interpreted that these booklets are the tool needed to enter masonic lodges and may represent information needed to represent the appropriate degree of freemasonry at your local lodge. There are 33 degrees within the mainstream organization and countless of subdivisions and alternative paths you can travel as you graduate up the ranks.
The first word puzzle or posting key in the Fellowcraft Posting Key is:
- Q: Ar Y a F C? = Are you a Fellow Craft Mason?
- A: I a t m = I am, try me
- Q: Hw wl y b trd? = how will you be tried?
- A: B the Sqr. = By the square
- Q: Wy b the Sqr? = Why by the Square?
- A: Because….